Chakra Announcements

Ten-day Kirtan Fest

by Nimai Devi Dasi, ISKCON Leicester

Posted September 25, 2012

Kirtan Fest, a ten-day festival, is being held across Leicester to mark Holy Name Week.

Devotees will be chanting every evening in community centres in different wards around Leicester, followed by a 24 hour kirtan in Leicester's new ISKCON centre, 31 Granby Street.

A football club, a university, an Afro-Caribbean centre, and a temple are some of the venues chosen to participate in the chanting feast. In addition, devotees have been invited to chant in a school and a hospital during the festival.

Mantra, music, meditation is the motto for the Kirtan Fest, and over 20,000 leaflets have been distributed across the city, with free radio and newspaper advertising.

The grand finale of the festival is to be a 24 hour kirtan at the new ISKCON temple in the centre of the city, with Panca Tattva, Jagannatha, Baladeva and Subhadra, and Srila Prabhupada presiding over the event.

"It's only been two years since the Deities and the community here in Leicester were practically made homeless after the gas explosion in September 2010. It was a miracle that everyone was safe, and it is now a dream to be able to spread Srila Prabhupada's mission from the palatial new centre" says Pradyumna Das, President of ISKCON Leicester.

Everyone is invited to participate in Kirtan Fest from 6.30-9pm at the following venues: All events are free, with prashadam.

Friday 28th Sept – Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre, Rothley Street, Leicester

Saturday 29th Sept – Leicester Nirvana FC, Sandhills Ave, Hamilton, Leicester

Sunday 30th Sept – East West Centre, 10 Wilberforce Road, Leicester

Monday 1st Oct – Afro-Caribbean Centre, Maidstone Road, Leicester

Tuesday 2nd Oct – University of Leicester SU, University Road, Leicester

Wednesday 3rd Oct – 60, The Fairway, Oadby

Thursday 4th Oct – John Storer House Centre, Wards End, Loughborough

Friday 5th Oct – Hindu Community Centre, St Barnabas Road, Leicester

Sat 6th and Sun 7th Oct, 31 Granby Street, Leicester, from 8am-8pm

For public enquiries contact:

ISKCON Leicester

07597 786676

For enquiries, interviews, or high res images of the temple and Deities, please contact:

Nimai Devi Dasi

Tel: 07974 677 170


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